Are you talking about the late, great, legendary Seve Ballesteros?
Show some respect. One of the most gifted natural player players that ever played the game. He was more than good for 2 years, he led the way for a generation. If it was not for him the players would not be earning the sums they are now. He was the the first European golfer to take on the Americans and beat them. He ignited the Ryder Cup. He wore his heart on his sleeve. Nobody love the game more than he did. He could draw galleries even when he wasn't winning. I watched him in the World Matchplay, he was playing for third place, but drew more of a gallery than the final.
He learnt the game on the beach, using just a 3 iron given to him by his older brother. He could do shots that nobody else would think of or even dare to. It was his feel that people loved to watch. You can teach thousands of golfers all the same technique, but there is only one Seve.
He's one more than 90 international tournaments. Won a record breaking 50 tournaments on the European Tour. Won the World Matchplay a record-tying five times. He's won 5 Majors, 3 Opens, 2 Masters. His win at the Open Championship made him the youngest winner of the tournament in the 20th century. 1980 Masters win was the first by a European player and at that time the youngest at 23 years old. At 16 years old he came second in the Open. He led the World Golf rankings for a total of 61 weeks in the period form their inauguration, April 1986 to Spetember 1989.
Wow, that is some luck. I think Gary Player once said something about the more he practiced the luckier he got. Seve was one in a generation. He's the best golfer I've ever seen. I'm half Spanish, so I might be slightly biased, but you would have had to see him to understand what I mean. It's a shame we will never see him play again.
We should always remember what a great golfer he was.
We miss you, Seve.